Quantcast

Author Archives: Bruce Kropp

Four arrested on outstanding warrants   

Four arrested on outstanding warrants   

Four people have been brought to the Marion County Jail on outstanding warrants. 58-year-old Faith Moon of Glenwood Acres was arrested by Salem Police on a Marion County felony failure to appear warrant on a possession of controlled substance charge.  Bond is set at $10,000. 26-year-old Danielle Brown Ruepke of North Beech in Centralia was…Read more »

Fire brought to the Kell Fire Station to be put out   

Fire brought to the Kell Fire Station to be put out   

A grain truck that was on fire was driven to the Kell Fire Station on Sunday afternoon to be extinguished. Kell Firemen say there was a small fire under the dash when Brad Boyles of Briarcroft Road in Iuka drove the truck up to the fire station after calling the department as he was approaching…Read more »

BCMW-WJBD Radio Adopt a Family program returns     

BCMW-WJBD Radio Adopt a Family program returns     

The Social Service Agency BCMW and WJBD Radio will once again sponsor the Adopt a Family Christmas Program.   However, there will be some changes due to COVID-19. Applications will be taken next Monday through Friday at the BCMW offices at 909 East Rexford and at the Salem Bryan Bennett Library.   The library has graciously agreed…Read more »

Centralia City Council approves new contract agreement with patrolmen  

Centralia City Council approves new contract agreement with patrolmen  

The Centralia City Council has approved a resolution approving a new two-year contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Local representing the patrolman. The agreement had become stalled when several members of the council raised concern about 12-hour shifts being included in the contract removing the right to change the scheduling.   However, after a closed…Read more »

Marion County records 58 new COVID-19 cases  

Marion County records 58 new COVID-19 cases  

The Marion County Health Department reported 58 new cases of the COVID-19 virus over the weekend and on Monday. Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says four of the new cases were in school-age children and contact tracing is still on-going with those cases.  None of the new cases were in long term care residents.    Of…Read more »

2020 11/02 – Alfred Henry Burmeister

2020 11/02 – Alfred Henry Burmeister

Alfred Henry Burmeister, age 71, of Salem, Illinois, passed away at 3:21 P.M. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, Illinois. Mr. Burmeister was a Specialist Four in the U.S. Army serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict from July 10, 1970 until February 10, 1972. During his service in the…Read more »

2020 10/30 – Daniel John Smith

2020 10/30 – Daniel John Smith

Daniel John Smith, age 65, of Salem, Illinois, passed away at 6:07 P.M. on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, Illinois. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Daniel John Smith are in the care of Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois, where friends may call (618) 532-7321…Read more »

2020 10/28 – Stephen Earl King

2020 10/28 – Stephen Earl King

Stephen Earl King, age 75, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. Mr. King attended Temple Baptist Church in Centralia, Illinois.  He was a Specialist 4 Tech in the United States Army serving his country during the Koran Conflict from October 26, 1965,…Read more »